Gaia delayed

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Gaia/Gaia_launch_postponement_update
http://blogs.esa.int/gaia/2013/10/22/gaia-launch-postponed/
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/star-mapping-spacecraft
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Gaia/Science_objectives

Pretty much what I get from reading all this is:

1. Gaia is hopefully going to be giving us oodles of cool information about space and the stuff that’s out there in it.
2. Brown Dwarves are a real thing, and also, despite their name, are entirely unrelated to Tolkien or D&D.
3. Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity continues to be poked and prodded by science. Meanwhile, Hofstadter’s law continues to appear unavoidable.

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